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Frankie Hammond, Jr.

WR

Height
6' 0"
CLASS
FR
Hometown
Hollywood
Weight
170 lbs.
Experience
HS
School
Hallandale
Frankie Hammond Jr

CAREER:

Wide receiver who appeared in 48 games while starting 19…Had 63 catches for 809 yards and six touchdowns…Also competed as a high jumper with the UF track team during the spring seasons.

 

2012:

Played in every game during his final season on campus…Caught a pass in 12 of 13 games…Finished with 22 receptions for 295 yards and scored three touchdowns…Had the longest and third-longest reception for UF in 2012…Caught a career-long 75-yard pass for a touchdown at Tennessee…Led the team in receiving yards with 62 yards on three receptions in the season-opener versus Bowling Green…Hauled in a 50-yard touchdown pass against the Falcons…Caught a touchdown versus South Carolina...Had three receptions against both Florida State and Kentucky.

 

2011:

Appeared in all 13 games while starting four (Kentucky, Auburn, Georgia, South Carolina)…Caught 15 passes for 181 yards…Had 10 10-plus yard receptions…10 of his 15 receptions resulted in a first down…Contributed 10 special teams tackles on the season…Snagged two passes for 27 yards and returned two punts for five yards in the season opener vs. FAU…Caught three passes for a season-best 42 yards at Kentucky…Pulled in a season-best four receptions for 40 yards at Auburn…Tallied 32 yards on two catches in a win over Vanderbilt…Caught one pass for eight yards in the victory over OSU in the Gator Bowl.

 

2010:

Appeared in 11 games…Ranked fifth on the team with 22 catches for 276 yards (12.5 avg.) and tallied two touchdowns…Named to the 2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Had 16 catches over the final six games for 241 yards…Had two receptions for six yards against Penn State in the Outback Bowl…Had two receptions for 25 yards against Appalachian State, both for a first down…Recorded three receptions for 37 yards against South Carolina, two of which were for first downs…Had three receptions for 49 yards and a season-long 39-yard reception for a touchdown against Vanderbilt…Recorded three receptions for 46 yards against Georgia…Led the Gators in receiving yards against Mississippi State with five catches for 69 yards, both career highs at the time…Had more catches against Mississippi State (five) than he did in the entire 2009 season (four)…Caught the 2-point conversion to give Florida a 29-26 lead against LSU…Had two receptions for 28 yards at Alabama, both in the second half…Made his first career start against Kentucky and recorded two solo tackles on special teams…Caught a seven-yard touchdown pass in his first action of the 2010 season against Tennessee, that snapped a 10-10 tie late in the third quarter.

 

2009:

Finished his redshirt freshman campaign with four catches for 57 yards (14.2 avg.) and one touchdown, while also returning three punts for 23 yards and one kickoff for 16 yards…Appeared in 11 games for the Gators…Collected six tackles as a member of the kickoff unit in 2009, including four in the Gators’ Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati…Tallied his first career kick return for 23 yards vs. Florida State…Set season marks in receptions (two), receiving yards (38) and longest reception (31) and scored the first TD of his career off a John Brantley pass on fourth and 11 in the final quarter against FIU…Made his first appearance for the Gators in the win over Charleston Southern, tallying one reception for 13 yards, while also seeing action on punt return.

 

2008:

Dressed in five contests for the Gators but did not see any game action…Earned a redshirt.

 

PRIOR TO FLORIDA:

Third-team Class 4A all-state selection as a senior…Ended his senior season with 47 receptions for 898 yards and 10 touchdowns…Averaged almost 20 yards per catch (19.1)…Returned two punts for touchdowns…Hauled in seven catches for 95 yards during his junior year…Also was a long-jumper for the Hallandale track and field team with a personal-best jump of 6-10…Competed at the fifth IAAF World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic in July and entered at the AAU Junior Olympics in Knoxville, Tenn…Jumped 2.08 meters in the high jump to claim top honors at the AAU Junior Olympics…Four-star prospect by Rivals.com…Rated the 26th-best wideout on Rivals.com…Three-star recruit on Scout.com…Coached by Dameon Jones.

 

HAMMOND’S CAREER HIGHS

Receptions: 5 (Mississippi State, 2010)

Receiving Yards: 75 (Tennessee, 2012)

Receiving TDs: 1 (5x, last Tennessee, 2012)

Longest Reception: 75 (Tennessee, 2012)

Punt Returns: 2 (2x, last Florida Atlantic, 2011)

Punt Return Yardage: 16 (Charleston Southern, 2009)

Longest Punt Return: 16 (Charleston Southern, 2009)

Kick Returns: 1 (Florida State, 2009)

Kick Return Yardage: 23 (Florida State, 2009)

Longest Kick Return: 23 (Florida State, 2009)

 

CAREER RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TDs

Lg

2009

4

57

14.2

1

31

2010

22

276

12.5

2

39

2011

15

181

12.1

0

25

2012

22

295

13.4

3

75

Totals:

63

809

12.8

6

75

 

CAREER PUNT RETURN STATS

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TDs

Lg

2009

3

16

5.3

0

16

2010

2

0

0.0

0

0

2011

2

5

2.5

0

6

2012

0

0

0.0

0

0

Totals:

7

21

3

0

16

 

CAREER KICK RETURN STATS

Year

No

Yds

Avg

TDs

Lg

2009

1

23

23

0

23

2010

0

0

0

0

0

2011

0

0

0

0

0

2012

0

0

0

0

0

Totals:

1

23

23

0

23

 

Game-by-game stats

Date

Opponent

W/L

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

9/5/2009

ChSou

W

1

13

13.0

0

11/7/2009

Vandy

W

1

6

6.0

0

11/21/2009

FIU

W

2

38

19.0

1

2009 Totals

Team Record: 13-1

4

57

14.3

1

Date

Opponent

W/L

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

9/18/2010

@Tenn

W

1

7

7.0

1

10/2/2010

@Ala(1)

L

2

28

14.0

0

10/16/2010

MissSt

L

5

69

13.8

0

10/30/2010

*UGa

W

3

46

15.3

0

11/6/2010

@Vandy

W

3

49

16.3

1

11/13/2010

SC(22)

L

3

37

12.3

0

11/20/2010

App

W

2

25

12.5

0

11/27/2010

@FlaSt(22)

L

1

9

9.0

0

1/1/2011

*PSU

W

2

6

3.0

0

2010 Totals

Team Record: 8-5

22

276

12.5

2

Date

Opponent

W/L

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

9/3/2011

FlaAtl

W

2

27

13.5

0

9/24/2011

@Kty

W

3

42

14.0

0

10/1/2011

Ala(3)

L

1

9

9.0

0

10/8/2011

@LSU(1)

L

1

14

14.0

0

10/15/2011

@Auburn(24)

L

4

40

10.0

0

10/29/2011

*UGa(22)

L

1

9

9.0

0

11/5/2011

Vandy

W

2

32

16.0

0

1/2/2012

*OhioSt

W

1

8

8.0

0

2011 Totals

Team Record: 7-6

15

181

12.1

0

Date

Opponent

W/L

Rec

Yds

Avg

TD

9/1/2012

BGSU

W

3

62

20.7

1

9/8/2012

@TexA&M

W

2

27

13.5

0

9/15/2012

@Tenn(23)

W

1

75

75.0

1

9/22/2012

Kty

W

3

41

13.7

0

10/6/2012

LSU(4)

W

1

-3

-3.0

0

10/13/2012

@Vandy

W

1

2

2.0

0

10/20/2012

SC(9)

W

2

16

8.0

1

11/3/2012

Mizzou

W

2

10

5.0

0

11/10/2012

UL-Laf

W

1

6

6.0

0

11/17/2012

JacSt

W

1

11

11.0

0

11/24/2012

@FlaSt(10)

W

3

26

8.7

0

1/2/2013

*Lou(22)

L

2

22

11.0

0

2012 Totals

Team Record: 11-2

22

295

13.4

3

 

 

What they’re saying…

"Frankie is a solid kid. He works hard. He's smart, he understands things. I respect the work he has put in. I respect the opportunity he has taken advantage of. He's made some big plays for us. You can use him as a kid you can put out there, coach him up once, and he understands." (12/24/12)
Brent Pease, UF offensive coordinator

 

“It's my last shot. So I just want to lay it all on the table and do what I can do, send it out on a good note.” (9/2/12)
Frankie Hammond, UF wide receiver

 

 “He’s been a consistent guy for us and guy about I’ve always said that it’s just a matter of going out and making some plays for us. He finally did it.” (9/2/12)
Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach, after the game versus Bowling Green

 

“I think he’s a great example for our young receivers to understand the way you do it and the way you approach the game. It’s not just about what you do on the practice field. It’s about the meeting room and living right off the field and doing things the right way.” (8/30/12)
Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

“I think throughout the summer both Jeff (Driskel) and Jacoby (Brissett) felt very comfortable with Frankie. He's a guy that's an experienced player.” (8/27/12)
Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

"(Hammond is) making plays, making the tough catches, making easy catches that he's supposed to make and making people miss after those catches. You can tell that he has been studying his playbook and it's been showing in the field." (8/12/11)

John Brantley, former UF quarterback

 

“Frankie Hammond has been our most consistent receiver. Quinton Dunbar and Deonte Thompson have been our most vertical threats and big play guys down the field. Frankie, consistently, has been our best receiver as far as catching the ball, finishing plays, blocking and all-around receiver play. Deonte and Quinton have been the ones who have made the big plays for our offense. Those would be our top three guys as of now.” (8/8/11)

Will Muschamp, UF Head Coach

 

“Despite being 5-foot-11, 178 pounds, Hammond has near-perfect blocking technique and manages to hold off defensive backs and linebackers, who typically outweigh him by 30-50 pounds.” (11/23/10)

Jason Lieser, Palm Beach Post

 

“I developed it. I wasn’t always such a great blocker. With me being my size, I have to use the leverage and position to my advantage because most of the time DBs are about 200-215 lbs. Me getting in the perfect spot definitely helps me get on a block when it’s trying to spring a running back or a bubble or anything that comes around my way.” (11/10/10)

Frankie Hammond, UF wide receiver, on his blocking

 

 “He’s a very crisp route-runner. He’s not the fastest, not the biggest guy in the world, very accountable, one of our best blockers, our best blocker on the edge, one of our good special teams players, very good, had to pull him off kickoff because he was playing about 90 plays and that’s too many for him to play, but he’s a soldier for us right now. He’s doing everything we ask him, and he’s doing it at a very high level. We have big guys that can’t block me and here’s a guy that… It’s leverage and technique and ‘want to’ and he’s got all of the above.” (11/8/10)

Urban Meyer, former UF Head Coach

 

 “Really, he’s a very quiet guy and he’s a real unassuming guy and just works really hard. That’s what he did before too. I think it’s a great sense of pride for him to bring value to this football team like he has, and he’s doing a great job.” (11/6/10)

Steve Addazio, former UF Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach and current Temple Head Coach

 

“He’s come to work everyday, he shuts his mouth and he’s working really hard. He’s become one of the best football players on our team. I’m really proud of him.” (11/3/10)

Zach Azzanni, former UF Wide Receivers Coach

 

“I can’t say enough about him. What a tough kid, he knows all the positions, he can play anything we want, he shuts his mouth, works his tail off.” (4/1/10)

Zach Azzanni, former UF Wide Receivers Coach

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